Francisca Sanchez, 57, passed away on Saturday, September 11, 2021 peacefully in her home in Mishawaka after being diagnosed with a terminal illness.
Fran was born September 15, 1963 in Weslaco, Texas to Rafael and Tomasa (Veloz) Sanchez. She is preceded in death by her mother, Tomasa; brother, Gelacio (Joe) Sanchez; and sister, Rufina Wroblewski.
She is survived by her son, Ismael Sanchez; granddaughter, Malia Sanchez; father, Rafael Sanchez Sr. Also surviving are her siblings, Guadalupe, Irma, Rafael Jr., Maria, Linda Van Durmen, & Tomas (Andrea) Sanchez; 9 nieces & nephews; and 15 great-nieces & nephews.
Fran graduated with an accounting degree from Ivy Tech College. She pursued her career working for Sisters of the Holy Cross & several retirement facilities.
Fran loved nature, gardening, her pets, & spending quality time with her many, many good friends. She enjoyed listening to music, dancing, reading Stephen King books, & traveling.
Fran was a beautiful, kind person. She will be missed by everyone. Fly high angel.
A memorial visitation will be held from 2:00pm-4:00pm and from 6:00pm-8:00pm Thursday, September 16, 2021 at Palmer Funeral Home-Bubb Chapel, 3910 N. Main Street, Mishawaka, IN 46545. A memorial service will take place at 6:30pm at the funeral home.
Donations can be made to The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123, and Pet Refuge, 4626 S. Burnett Drive, South Bend, IN 46614.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com.
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American Cancer Society -- Oklahoma
P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City OK 73123
4626 S. Burnett Drive, South Bend IN 46614